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Arpaio critics disrupt county supervisors meeting

Arpaio critics disrupt meetingAction on a proposed settlement offered in the death of a Maricopa County jail inmate was postponed when critics of Sheriff Joe Arpaio disrupted a Board of Supervisors meeting.

There were no arrests but the Arizona Republic  reports that Chairman Max Wilson recessed the meeting Wednesday because of the protests, which included reading prepared speeches criticizing Arpaio and his department’s jail operations.

The newspaper reports that at one point security officers forced journalists who were observing the protest into a designated area away from the supervisors’ podium.

The meeting did not resume.

The proposed settlement would be paid to the family of Debra Braillard, a jail inmate who died after not receiving proper medical care while in detention in a county jail.

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  1. What is the MCBOS trying to hide? Why can’t the people attend the meetings without fearing arrest. A group from Sun City wanted to attend and were told there might be possible arrests so they canceled their trip. Will vote the old status quo out of office which has put Maricopa County against its own people — the voters and taxpayers.

  2. What is Randy Parraz trying to do?? His wife Lilia Alvarez is trying to win a spot on the BOS.
    If the Parraz group would be quiet and attend the meetings like other law abiding folks do-there would be no problem.
    Parraz and his minions are really turning people off.
    He needs to get a job.

  3. Concerned Citizen

    Max Wilson has “controlled” the MCBOS along with Kunasek for far too long. The taxpayers wouldn’t have the tax burdens created by Arpaio if the MCBOS had dealt with his abuse of power years ago. Time to clean house at the MCBOS, who does NOT want to hear from the people, though the people pay their salaries, benefits and pensions. Out with Max Wilson and Kunasek!

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